This unusual-looking artwork will be among the unique lots in Swann's auction of historic posters, taking place in New York on August 4.
By Joseph C Leyendecker (1874-1951), the cover art, made during the artist's later years, is titled Is Russia Winning China Too?
Dated to 1939 and measuring 28 x 21 ¾ inches (or 71 x 55 cm), the work was originally commissioned by America's bimonthly newspaper the Saturday Evening Post.
According the Swann, the poster has some minor creases, yet nevertheless remains a fascinating historic relic of ongoing relations between Russia and the US.
It will auction with an estimate of $4,000-6,000.
Leyendecker was one of America's pre-eminent illustrators during the early 20th century's "Gold Age of American Illustration."
Between 1896 and 1950, the artist painted more than 400 magazine covers, and his work became solidly identified - and an integral part of - the Saturday Evening Post.
- Learn how you can get pleasure and profit from vintage posters
- Click here for all the latest Art, Memorabilia and Unique items news
Join our readers in 183 countries around the world - sign up for your free weekly Collectibles Newsletter today